Radiohead to Play 'Colbert Report'
Published Sep 19, 2011Radiohead have a rep for being a bit of an elusive bunch, but the influential and experimental rockers announced a rarity in that they'll be performing a chunk of new-ish tunes on the smarmy, satirical political comedy talk show The Colbert Report next Monday (September 26).
The English troupe will take over comedian Stephen Colbert's hour-long program to perform a handful of cuts off this year's The King of Limbs LP, as well as non-album track "The Daily Mail." This will be the second high-profile TV appearance the band will make this year, following the Radiohead - The King of Limbs: Live from the Basement special back in July.
"I look forward to meeting the Radioheads and leveraging their anti-corporate indie cred to raise brand awareness for my sponsors," Colbert quipped in a statement.
Whether or not Colbert can convince Thom Yorke and co. to pull a Black Belles and release a split seven-inch with him remains to be seen.
The Colbert Report airs in Canada on CTV and the Comedy Network.
In other recent Radiohead news, guitarist Jonny Greenwood is set to release a new collaborative album with avant-garde great Krzysztof Penderecki. The band have also just announced a pair of New York City shows, which will take place at Roseland Ballroom on September 28 and 29.